I-5 North Overview

Update to I-5 Corridor

  • Caltrans is investing more than $1.3 billion to improve northern segments along the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and the Kern County line. Improvements listed below will enhance safety, improve traffic flow, reduce congestion, encourage ridesharing, decrease surface street traffic and improve air quality:

    • High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) Lanes – Carpool lanes for vehicles with two or more passengers
    • Direct HOV Connectors – Carpool lane connections so motorists can travel from one freeway directly to another without leaving the HOV lane
    • Interchange Improvements – On- and off-ramp improvements, bridge widening and bridge reconstruction
    • Truck Lane – New lane designated for truck traffic
    • Pavement Replacement – Extends the life of the road, lessens the need for maintenance and related costs as well as provides a smoother roadway surface
    • Grade Separation – Bridge crossing used to separate levels at which roads, railroads, or pedestrians use to cross one another

Ventura Freeway (SR-134) to Magnolia Boulevard Western Avenue Interchange Magnolia Boulevard to Buena Vista Street Golden State Freeway (I-5)/Antelope Valley Freeway (SR-14) Interchange Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) to Buena Vista Street SR-14 to Pico Canyon Road/Lyons Avenue Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) to Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) Ronald Reagan Freeway (SR-118) to Foothill Freeway (I-210) SR-14 to Lake Hughes Road Lake Hughes Road to Vista Del Lago Road Vista Del Lago Road Overcrossing to Kern County Line

I-5 North Construction Projects